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  • Touch of Evil

    Touch of Evil

    ★★★★★

    This is a film I meet up with at least once a year. Along with Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons, this films helps form Orson Welles' Holy Trinity (his three best films) in my opinion. The three+ minute opening one shot is one for the ages! Henry Mancini and Russell Metty both work their considerable movie mojo in their respective original score and cinematography departments to perfection.

  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ★★½

    I thought it was just a notch below good hence my low rating. At times it felt like a tug of war between the script and the direction and that third act wore thin on me. Could Andy Garcia have had any less screen time? That was literally the definition of a walk-on roll, very strange. I thought the real star of the film was the set design. That neo art deco bar was a work of art. The star power of Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt couldn't save this "Titantic in Space".